Fevga is a variation of the game of backgammon. Fevga is played in Greece, in Turkey, where it is known as moultezim, and in Russia, where it is known as narde. Fevga is known as 31 ("weh-dow tla-teen") or tawla 31 in the countries of Egypt or Lebanon. In fevga, checkers are positioned at opposite corners of the backgammon board in the initial game setup. In tawla 31, the checkers are positioned on either the left top and bottom, or the right top and botom, sides of the board in the initial opening game position, instead of at diagonally opposite corners as in fevga. The greeks have a word called “tavli,” which means the three backgammon games of backgammon, plakoto, and fevga. The Greeks play these three games back to back in a kind of tavli “marathon” in gatherings or coffee shops.
In fevga, unlike in backgammon, a checker cannot be hit and sent to the bar. Instead, a player uses blocks, which consist of a one or more checkers located on a position point, to try to down the opponent. A player's block cannot be landed on by the opponent, and vice versa. The object of fevga, like in backgammon, is to move all of one's checkers around the board to a goal quadrant, and bear off the checkers. The first to bear off the checkers wins the game. In fevga, unlike in plakoto, which is another backgammon variant, checkers cannot be trapped, but only blocked.